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Contra-rotating madness. The Aeron 821 features 8 contra-rotating propeller engines, housed inside 4 main engine assemblies. Despite the numerous engines and aerodynamic construction, top speed is only 136m/s. I suspect this is a consequence of 1.4.2’s bugged fairings. This design was a pure experiment and I will most likely upload another version with proper engines.
The aircraft takes it’s name after a river situated in my local area, and the ‘821’ designation refers to the number of engines on the craft (8) and the number of reaction wheels per engine (21).
Make sure that SAS is on then press ‘1’ to detach the propellers. Now comes the tedious part. Ensure that the brakes are engaged and trim each of the propellers with either ‘Alt’ and ‘E’ or ‘Alt’ and ‘Q’. After setting a propeller spinning in the right direction, engage SAS so that the aircraft doesn’t spin due to unbalanced thrust. Once this is done, release the brakes and quickly turn off SAS for each propeller. Once in the air, press ‘2’ on each propeller to adjust the blade pitch, enabling greater speed.
To detach the cockpit, press space the first time and ‘0’ after that. Once detached, switch to the cockpit and press ‘9’ to raise it up. For easier entry in the cargo hold, switch to the main aircraft and press ‘3’ this will lower the front landing gear. Press ‘4’ for the ladder.
There is a docking port at the rear of the cargo bay, control the aircraft from there.
It is capable of carrying 36 tons of cargo, though the top speed is reduced to 100m/s.
A stock aircraft called Aeron 821. Built with 463 of the finest parts, its root part is fairingSize3.
Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.4.2.
- Type: SPH
- Class: aircraft
- Part Count: 463
- Pure Stock